Cee Lo Green Apologizes For Borderline Homophobic Tweet

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First Tracy Morgan. Now Cee Lo Green?!

Not exactly, but The Voice coach is under considerable fire after a Tweet he wrote to a music critic, Andrea Swensson, following his June 16 show.

Swensson termed Cee Lo's concert "lackluster" and "gross," which the singer didn't really appreciate. He struck back at her with this tweet:

"I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f--k you!"

Cee Lo Photo

Who? Me? Cee Lo? Homophobic?

Yeah. Probably not the best word choice. The "F--k You" singer attempted an apology on Twitter ... but it's more of a long-winded explanation.

He also seems confused as to what he's even apologizing for:

"Apologies gay community! What was homophobic about that? I was guessing he [was] gay which is fine but its nice to [know] what u think," he wrote.

He deleted it shortly after. Then he issued a longer comment:

The "Crazy" crooner said he had no clue what gender the critic was and that he was just being "outspoken" at the time he tweeted.

"She was very critical of me. At the time I didn't even know what gender the person was," he said. "I was being a little outspoken that night."

"I was being a little outrageous. I always expect people to assume that everything I do is part of my character and sense of humor. I assumed that whoever it was would assume that it was all in good fun."

"I most certainly am not harboring negative feelings toward the gay community. I don't have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences. I'm one of the most liberal artists I think you will ever meet, and pride myself on that."

"Two of the remaining members on my team on The Voice are proud and outspokenly gay. We just did a team performance of 'Everyday People' and I picked that song specifically to highlight how we can get along even though we're so different."

For what it's worth, Swensson responded to say she was not offended.


And I thought CeLo was gay. Of course, EVERYWHERE I go on the net and people are making comments, no matter the site or page, I have to get preached to by bible-thumpers. My famous last words-GO THUMP SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!


Do gay people have to bitch about everything??? jesus....im not saying you guys are wrong or anything but it just seems like one person says the word "gay" and you guys are all offended.......grow up. people get bullied all the time for worse shit. quit fucking whining and just live your lives..


Yep those darn auto spell checks. A person needs to b really careful when looking at corrections and remember content


i sot this group is not a music me i want only industrial group or agricultural so thanks for choose me


Correction; common *sense*


Raych At last one other person with some common sence posted here


Garrrr... grammatically incorrect comments are as good as profane slander, ZERO VALUE!!!
Ppl under the public eye unfortunately have a responsibility to watch their tounge. Because ppl with hissy fit throwing tendencies are just waiting to pounce. I am soo sick of the extra sensitivity towards gay ppl??? Wt??? Aren't we passed the era where we needed special gay rights communities etc??? Have we not evolved far enough to where a gay joke can be just that? A gay joke?... We've crossed the colour barrier far enough to where race based jokes are laughed at... C'mon gays relax already!... Well I dunno? maybe I just live in my own world where it's all good???


Dear JH My heart goes out to you. Your patience is admirable please keep up the telling of the truth. Remember friend if you only get through to one person it was worth it. If Gods own son can suffer all He did and suffer the cross. How truly little is your suffering here at the finger tips of these lost and unhappy people Hold the faith


On the contrary It takes a great deal of love and compasion for people to take the time to enlighten a group of mean spirited and faul mouthed as comment here Please don't write about God until you have studied for years at least one of the major faiths books. For you have know idea who or what God has told His creation If you had studied at all any of the books you would know that each of them teach to take Gods message out to the world and spread it As to the topics here God is very plain. In fact it is one of the plainest topics spoken of in the books with no grey area's Don't practice homosexuality it goes against nature Or didn't you read that part. Or did you and just don't have the knowledge and courage to talk about it Everyone here seems to find it easy to rant. But none have knowledge to do more than rant. JH


Shannon 95%+- of worlds people believe in that fairy tale
According to you that means 4+ billion people are dumb And you r the only smart one?? Or you and the rest or most of your group Seriously Some people will not ever learn your right about that. But they r from your group because the 4+ billion person group has So make fun of 4+ billion now but remember this Your 50-90 years of this life is as one grain of sand out of all the grains of sand on all the worlds in the whole of creation compared to how long you will exist in eternity And you are going to risk that Really now. Who if any are dumb? Those who believe or those who don't God exsits wheather you believe it now or not. And one day you will let's just hope its not too late for you when you do JH